This is a strictly tourism website with some off-topic writing indirectly related to local tourism. But I would like to comment briefly on the historic elections on the 4th of November in the United States. Congratulations. Change is good regardless who won. We should do the same thing next year here on Aruba.
Aruba elections are scheduled for the fourth quarter of next year. As I don’t believe I can speak for others, I truly hope for some fundamental changes in the leadership of this island. We need smart and young leaders to take over this in order for us to move forward.
Aruba’s self rule exists since 1986 and after almost 25 years it’s time to step into the next phase. We need some reforms and new legislation to move forward. Major investments are needed to push the tourism into the next gear, as well as new investments are needed to diversify our mono-economy.